• Daniel Gorfine, chief innovation officer of the Commodities Futures Exchange Commission and director of LabCFTC (photo by Lawrence Lewitinn for Modern Consensus).
    United States

    Blockchain champion Daniel Gorfine to leave CFTC

    Creator of LabCFTC to go back to the private sector

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing one of its top blockchain-friendly officials to the private sector. Daniel Gorfine, the agency's first chief innovation office and the director in charge of LabCFTC, is quitting the agency in two weeks to go back to the private sector. There is no word yet where he is going.

  • Daniel Gorfine, chief innovation officer of the Commodities Futures Exchange Commission and director of LabCFTC (photo by Lawrence Lewitinn for Modern Consensus).
    Innovators,  Technology,  United States

    The Regulators | Modern Consensus interviews Daniel Gorfine, Chief Innovation Officer of CFTC

    Here’s how the regulator views cryptocurrencies and blockchain techology

    How the CFTC views crypto and distributed ledger technology will have significant impact on how they develop over the coming years. To get an idea of the CFTC’s approach, we met with Daniel Gorfine, the agency’s chief innovation officer and director of their “LabCFTC” which, as they describe it, is “designed to be the hub for the agency's engagement with the FinTech innovation community.” Gorfine often travels from city to city for LabCFTC’s “office hours,” where innovators can come and meet with the agency to ask questions. We decided to ask some questions ourselves.